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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Bull****. They're to pay for the $1600 raise the State Legislature just voted for themselves.
    It’s pretty small change as far as an expense, and they havent had a pay increase in about a decade.

    Since they are actually going to be productive now, as opposed to when Rauner was blocking everything, a minimal raise seems reasonable.

    You gotta hate whiners who have no solutions and cry about taxes all the time... they’re usually the first ones moaning and bitching about poor government services too.
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    Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

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    And it will get a cut alright. No doubt they'll get a large percentage of it while we Downstaters see somewhere in between "peanuts" and "squat".
    Given that downstate contributes squat, it seems apppropriate.

    Out of Illinois 12.7MM people, about 80% live in the Chicago area. I would guess the economic output of Illinois is probably more like 90-95% Chicago and surrounding counties.

    Downstate complains about being an afterthought. Thats because they should be.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Given that downstate contributes squat, it seems apppropriate.

    Out of Illinois 12.7MM people, about 80% live in the Chicago area. I would guess the economic output of Illinois is probably more like 90-95% Chicago and surrounding counties.

    Downstate complains about being an afterthought. Thats because they should be.
    It's that kind of talk as to why Democrats lose elections. Trash-talking the "small areas" while humping the leg of the big cities.

    Downstate Illinois contributes to the agricultural economy while Chicago contributes to the state's murder rate and white-collar political-connected crime.

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    It’s pretty small change as far as an expense, and they havent had a pay increase in about a decade.
    Boo ****ing Hoo. Regular Joes are struggling and you think I should give a **** about a bunch of assholes in Springfield?
    Illinois is in the Top 5 when it comes to highest paid State reps in the nation.


    Since they are actually going to be productive now, as opposed to when Rauner was blocking everything, a minimal raise seems reasonable.
    Rauner was trying to put a leash on Madigan and his donkeys when it came to spending and taxes. Obviously he was a pussy when you got right down to it, but he tried. And at least he paid his ****ing taxes, unlike JB Prickster, who did some property diddling to pay less.

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    It's that kind of talk as to why Democrats lose elections. Trash-talking the "small areas" while humping the leg of the big cities.

    Downstate Illinois contributes to the agricultural economy while Chicago contributes to the state's murder rate and white-collar political-connected crime.
    As I said... 90% of the economic activity and revenue is from Chicago.

    Downstate is subsidized farmers, meth labs, and Caterpillar.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Boo ****ing Hoo. Regular Joes are struggling and you think I should give a **** about a bunch of assholes in Springfield?
    Illinois is in the Top 5 when it comes to highest paid State reps in the nation.



    Rauner was trying to put a leash on Madigan and his donkeys when it came to spending and taxes. Obviously he was a pussy when you got right down to it, but he tried. And at least he paid his ****ing taxes, unlike JB Prickster, who did some property diddling to pay less.
    Oh. I thought you liked people who avoided taxes, like the Cheeto-in-Chief.

    And IL is also one of the five most populous states- although you might not be aware of it when you’re downstate surrounded by corn and unsellable soybeans.
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Oh. I thought you liked people who avoided taxes, like the Cheeto-in-Chief.
    Trump did it legally. Prickster did not.

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Its also funny he mentioned the FOID administration, they pass tons of paperwork and hoops to get a FOID card then complain about it being too onerous so they pass more taxes to pay for their own bull****. Those of you that DEMAND this crap should pay for it.

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    As I said... 90% of the economic activity and revenue is from Chicago.

    Downstate is subsidized farmers, meth labs, and Caterpillar.
    77%. That includes the collar counties. Ag is king in Illinois and Chicago is big due to a few things, one is as financial center and shipping center, AG as a whole contributes massively to Chicago's growth as a commodity center. The one you won't want to talk about is how Chicago and Democrats exist to grow government and Chicago has become all too important to government as policies cannot pass unless they effect a net positive to Chicago. Grow government=grow Chicago.

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Indiana did the same thing, so it would be stupid not to, sort of like how Indiana is going to lose a bunch of pot money to Illinois now.

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